Having Coffee with Jesus

Oh, the richness of closed fellowship with Jesus, One on one.  Precious, indeed.

Text for Today – Luke 24:30-31 – And it came to pass, as He sat at meat with them, He took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.  And their eyes were opened, and they knew Him.

No one today knows how often Jesus took time to fellowship with and teach His disciples over the breaking of bread.  Whether a full meal, or not, it was certainly a frequent occurrence.  It happened both before His crucifixion and after His resurrection.  Hebrews 13:8 states that Jesus hasn’t changed.  He still desires communion with His disciples.

I can only imagine how precious a fellowship with His disciples must have been to Him, and it still is today.  I personally derive great pleasure from sitting with a friend and brother in Christ while enjoying a cup of coffee.  I often do so, and it doesn’t require a meal.  It really doesn’t even require the coffee, but there is something about sharing food or drink with a person that makes the fellowship that much more enjoyable.  I know Jesus doesn’t need coffee, but the imagery that paints is extraordinary.  Imagine the disciples from our Second Miler today, on the road to Emmaeus, and their marvelous encounter with Jesus.  They did not recognize Him while they walked and talked together, but when they sat together at a table for the breaking of bread, He made Himself known to them.

Daily, I seek for a time for Him to make Himself known to me in a personal and powerful manner.  Daily He is faithful.  Daily He stands at the door and knocks, desiring that same intimacy with each of His people.  When He knocks, do you answer?  He longs for fellowship with you daily.  Don’t disappoint Him, and don’t deprive yourself.  Having coffee with Jesus is simply awesome, and consider the blessings and benefits.

  • The fellowship with Him
  • The power of His works being manifest
  • The revelation of Himself to you in new and marvelous ways
  • The love that passes between you and Him in that communion

And these are just a few.  He never tires of it, and regardless of whether it is coffee, juice, or bottled water, it’s the fellowship He desires.  So, take time every day for coffee with Jesus.  And have you ever considered what it would be like to take Communion completely alone with no one present but you and the Lord?  I did that every day for the entire year of 2021.  I can tell you for a certainty that those 365 days of personal fellowship with Jesus changed my world.  No, it wasn’t as casual as “having coffee with Jesus” sounds, but replace the term “casual” with “transformational,” and you might have a bit of a glimpse into what my time with Him produced. 

Manna for Today – Luke 24:36-43; John 21:9-13; John 13; John 12:1-2; John 6:48